Quarry Sculpture

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Part of a series of sculptures at Lee Quarry in Bacup, part of the Rossendales valleys of Stone series. This sculpture is called Ferro-terrasaurus and was inspired by industrial Machinery created by Robin Dobson. Photographed on a Moody day the rust and cloud really add to the presence on the hillside.


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Tree of Life

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Edenwood Mill an old derelict and abandoned Mill in Ramsbottom, one of many built in the Rossendale valley for weaving, bleaching and printing of cloth.

I was struck by its contrasts, inside dark and gloomy the glass in the windows long gone but nature is not so far away. Through the open window the morning sun shone through the soft light revealing the details of the mill that had been lingering in the shadows.

Edenwood Mill also know as Rose Mill was first constructed in 1801 for weaving, Printing and Bleaching but has been empty since 2001


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Flowers for the Abandoned

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Urban exploration of an abandoned and derelict House in the Rossendale Valley Lancashire. The flowers I picked from the gardens arranged in vase on a table that was there, the only piece of furniture.

This image was of a series of Photographs that I took in this position, strangely when I arrived home there appeared a ghostly image to the left of the table that even today remains totally unexplained…


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Long Meg’s Stone Circle

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Came across this beautiful Stone circle quite by chance whilst working in Penrith. I loved the detail in the main stone which almost looks like a face – maybe it is Long Meg herself!!? On one side there were interesting primitive stone markings of circles. As I was studying the main stone a farmer passed me on his tractor, amazingly his driveway to his farm passes straight though the circle and he squeezed between a few stones!

Long Meg is the largest of the 69 stones that create a stone circle 60 ft wide. Legend has it that Meg was a witch who along with her daughters was turned into stone for breaking the Sabbath by dancing wildly across the land.

Churchyard Gates

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I visited this local North Manchester Church and was struck by the contrasts of the place. I photographed the Church from the graveyard gates which were a little overgrown but the gates almost framed this pretty church view. I have limited the colours in this picture to sepia tones to keep the scene simple. I hope to visit again soon as there is so much to photograph.


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Bangor Pier

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Bangor Pier or Garth Pier was designed by J. Webster to be constructed of a wooden deck on cast iron columns and was opened on 14th May 1896.

The pier was the place to visit, steamers from Liverpool, Blackpool and Douglas transported tourists to marvel this new 470ft pier.

In 1971 the pier was closed due its decline and at one point looked to be demolished but was rescued. restored and re-opened to the public in 1988.

Bangor pier is regarded to be one the finest of the three remaining grade II listed piers in the Britain.

Peveril of the Peak Manchester

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One of Manchester’s traditional public houses Peveril of the Peak is a grade II listed building built in 1829. The pubs unusual name comes from the old stage coach that ran from Manchester to London in the 1800’s. The Pub was upgraded around 1900 and was given is stunning clad of ceramic tiles.

The Peveril remains one of Manchester’s most famous Landmarks.


 

Man’s Best Friend

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Captured at Ramsbottom, Lancashire at the World War Weekend, these handsome chaps Barry and Jasper caught my eye straight away.

The background is of the Union Jack combined with an old map,  I have added a texture  layer and adjusted the colour to try and achieve an aged look.

After taking this photograph and sending a copy to Barry, I would often find myself bumping into him for a natter – sadly not seen Barry for a while now – hope he is ok.


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